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Prince Albert to receive SaskTel infiNET in 2014

Prince Albert to receive SaskTel infiNET in 2014

 

The Fastest Network in Saskatchewan with Infinite Potential 

SaskTel is pleased to announce that infiNET™, SaskTel’s new Fibre Optic Network, is coming next to the residential community of Prince Albert.  Preliminary construction work has begun in Prince Albert, and customers can expect to have infiNET available to their homes starting in spring 2014, with fibre optics projected to be deployed to all residential areas of the city within a year. 

"SaskTel has a proven record of exploring emerging technologies and providing the people of this great province with access to the best technology available," said Minister Responsible for SaskTel, Don McMorris, "SaskTel continues to show commitment and leadership by building world class networks that enhance the quality of life for all Saskatchewan people."

"infiNET will future proof SaskTel's network by allowing upgrades for future speed increases without the need to replace the fibre optics," said Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO. "infiNet features revolutionary speeds that will allow our customers to transfer files, download movies and music in a fraction of the time, have uninterrupted video streaming and online chat."

infiNET is being deployed through SaskTel’s Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) Program, a $670 million dollar investment to deploy fibre optics directly to homes and upgrade the broadband network in the nine largest urban centres in the province, Saskatoon, Regina, Moose Jaw, Weyburn, Estevan, Swift Current, Yorkton, North Battleford and Prince Albert. SaskTel will announce full details of the Prince Albert deployment plan in early 2014. 

infiNET offers HD programming and digital TV recording delivered to every set-top box in the home.

  • Connect up to 7 set-top boxes – all with HD and PVR capabilities
  • Record a show on one TV and watch it later in another room
  • Get more bundling options for maxTV™ with even faster Internet speeds

infiNET provides amazingly fast speeds – up to 260 Mbps downloading and 60 Mbps uploading – the fastest available in Saskatchewan.

  • Upload and download data, movies, music, and more in a fraction of the time
  • Stream HD movies, play games, and video chat without freezing, pixelization, or dropped connections
  • Get unlimited downloading with no overage fees

About SaskTel
Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (SaskTel) is the leading full service communications provider in Saskatchewan, with $1.1 billion in annual revenue and over 1.4 million customer connections including over 600,000 wireless accesses, 514,000 wireline network accesses, 234,000 internet accesses and 100,000 maxTV subscribers.  SaskTel offers a wide range of communications products and services including competitive voice, data, internet, entertainment, national security, messaging, cellular, wireless data and directory services. In addition, SaskTel International offers software solutions and project consulting in countries around the world.  SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries have a workforce of approximately 4,000 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs).

For media inquiries only, please contact:
Michelle Englot, SaskTel Director of External Communications
Phone: (306) 777-4476
Email: michelle.englot@sasktel.com